Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12

Thread: Tile Flooring

  1. #11
    That is over $28 per sq.ft WOW!
    The must quoted you with some nice granite or marble tile that cost $7-12/piece ( 12'x12' ) Did they include new cabinets or something? Otherwise sounds way overpriced.
    Where I live(NW FL) stone installation starts at $5-7/sq.ft. Porcelain and ceramic tile is even cheaper to install. Of course removal of existing flooring, newbacker board etc can addup to another $5/foot, but besides thinset and grout that will run you $1/foot all you need is pick your tile , which again at HD stone ( travertine) costs under $3/foot ( 18x18 tile ) or attractive porcelain tile at $3-5/foot.
    I mean you are talking about $12-$15/sq.ft for top of the line installation including old floor removal and nice quality new tile.

    Quote Originally Posted by tasty View Post
    I know the subject of flooring comes up from time to time and we've been through carpet, Pergo, laminate, and hardwoods. There are pluses and minuses for each, but I think tile will work best for us. The problem with tile is the price. "Fortunately", our dishwasher imploded and Whirlpool gave us a $5K head start. Still, the first price we got for 700 sq. ft. was $20K. That's at least $5K too much for us. Anyone have experience with tile flooring at a decent price with reputable installers? BTW, there are some really nice wood patterns that look like the real thing as we have wood throughout the house.

  2. #12
    Senior Member willingtocope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Pleasant Hill Iowa
    Posts
    1,097
    For what its worth, we bought this house before walking became difficult for me. i still get around with a walker, but barefoot. The grout lines in our porcelin tile continually cut my feet as I slip/slide around. (Of course, the previous owner was a do-it-yourselfer, and grouting / leveling was not his speciality.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-17-2007, 09:07 PM
  2. What kind of flooring???
    By cathy j in forum Equipment
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-17-2006, 10:50 PM
  3. Flooring-laminate, lino or tile?
    By Emi2 in forum Life
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-28-2003, 01:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •